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Biden to move deadline for states to open Covid vaccines to all U.S. adults to April 19

April 6, 2021


President Joe Biden is expected to announce that states should open Covid-19 vaccine appointments to all U.S. adults by April 19, moving up his original deadline by nearly two weeks, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday.

Biden will announce the new deadline later Tuesday following his visit to a vaccination site in Alexandria, Virginia, Psaki said. The deadline, though voluntary, applies public pressure to states that haven’t already expanded their eligibility guidelines.

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